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    I have a client that wants rid of this grass or weed. Whatever it is. What is this stuff called and how can you get rid of it?

    She wants me to kill the whole lawn and redo it, but if there's another way to save her money, that'll be good.

    I've heard it be called "fall grass" because it mainly comes up in fall.
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    Looks like nutsedge. Does it pull out easily?
    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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    • #3
      Yeah. I'd compare it to pulling out a small thistle.
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        Yeah, I'd say nutsedge then. You can use "Sedgehammer" (which used to be called "Manage") but you can't get it unless you have a pesticide license. If I remember correctly the last time I looked at it, it was right around $100 per oz. I think you can get smaller quantities now though.
        Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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        • #5
          http://www.amazon.com/Sedgehammer-Pl...3258415&sr=8-1


          will that work?
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          • #6
            Looks good. Surfactant included. That's only enough for 1000 sq. ft. though. Where are you located and do you have a pesticide license?
            Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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            • #7
              Waverly, Ohio and no.
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              • #8
                Waverly, Ohio and no.
                Ohio requires licensing to apply pesticides to a lawn. You'll get fined. You also need to be insured against misapplication, spills and other possibilities.

                I recommend you call in a certified applicator until you can get your license and insurance in place.
                Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                • #9
                  Grrrr. Well, would her husband be able to do it? Cause I'm sure he knows how, he just wants new grass. :P
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                  • #10
                    Your best bet is to call your local cooperative extension office.
                    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                    • #11
                      Homeowner's can fertilize and spray their own lawns. but since I'm 17, I can't get a license, and spray. However, I can at my lawn. But no one else's.
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                      • #12
                        HAHA! I just took pics the other day of what is likely the same stuff! I was going to ask what it was too.

                        Grows in "spots" and if you grasp it near the base, it almost always comes out by the roots. Several blades form from one, central "base". Bright green in color.

                        Is there anything "over the counter" that I can but at a box store that works on it - and doesn't kill the rest of the lawn??? I'd like to stop the small patch of it I have in my front yard. PULLING IT BY HAND is a PITA!!!

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                        • #13
                          That link that I posted a few posts ago. No license needed. Just mix with water and spray.
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                            That link that I posted a few posts ago. No license needed. Just mix with water and spray.

                            The problem with that statement is anyhting you put on the lawn etc that is not FERTILIZER must be applied by a licensed person in the State of Florida-1st time you get caought it's 5,000 dollar fine.

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                              That link that I posted a few posts ago. No license needed. Just mix with water and spray.

                              The problem with that statement is anyhting you put on the lawn etc that is not FERTILIZER must be applied by a licensed person in the State of Florida-1st time you get caought it's 5,000 dollar fine.

                              I'm in Ohio. And I want to see the idiot from the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture give me a fine for doing something to my own lawn. I will have his hide mounted above the fireplace.
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